New on the Stack August 2018

What happened to August? Didn’t it just start? Yikes!

Sorry about the sudden two week hiatus from blog posts. I got sick and just didn’t have the energy to blog. Hopefully I’ll get back on track for y’all soon! Anyways, here are the books I picked up last month. Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Purchased Physical Book

Scooby-Doo y el Barco Hundido by James Gelsey (Scooby-Doo and the Sunken Ship)

Next in the series!

White Christmas by Jody Rosen

I know a little of the story behind the song and the composer (Irving Berlin), but would like to know more.

Won Book

The Problem with Forever by Jennifer Armentrout

I “won” this by completing my library’s summer reading program! And to be honest, a free book is an excellent prize!

The City of Brass by S. A. Chakraborty

I won this one on Goodreads! I won a book a long long time ago before I understood how the giveaways worked (and ended up with a weird book, tbh), but this is the first one I’ve won that I’ve actively tried to get! It looks soooo pretty.

 

What books did you add to your stack in August?

❤ Annette

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1 Year Ago: New on the Stack in August 2017

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New on the Stack July 2018

Happy August! Here are the books I picked up last month:

Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Borrowed Physical Book from Library


Baseball History for Kids by Richard Panchyk

I was sitting at a baseball game (go Arizona Diamondbacks!) and was wondering how the game came to be. When you think of it, some of the rules are sort of weird. So while I was at the ballpark I ordered this and the four books below through my library’s app on my phone.

(In other news, that was the game where the Diamondbacks scored 20 [!] points, beating their old franchise record.)

Change Up by Larry Burke


The 34-Ton Bat by Steve Rushin


The Rules of Baseball by David Nemec


The Ultimate Baseball Book by Daniel Okrent and Harris Lewine


Candy Bomber by Michael Tunnell

I was looking for airplane related books for a future blog post, and this one caught my eye.


Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts

This has been on my TBR for quite a while.


The Psycopath Test by Jon Ronson

I read So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by him last year, and I’ve wanted to read this one since. (See link for Book Review: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson)


Glitter by Aprilynne Pike

I love this author so I’m super excited for this book!


Irving Berlin: The Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing by Nancy Churnin

During last year’s holiday season, I estimate we performed Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” 47 times on handbells. (Not including practice/rehearsal). And before every single iteration, our director had a spiel about Irving Berlin. He’s a fascinating guy, but, since I’ve heard the same speil 47 times, I’m hoping to learn some new things about him.

Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

This has also been on my TBR for a while.


Something New by Lisa Papademitriou

This will help me finish a series!


Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

It’s by Tamora Pierce. Enough said.


Twilight, the Graphic Novel Volume 2 by Kim Young

I loved the illustrations in the first graphic novel (which I read years and years and years ago), and then discovered that my library carries the second volume.

Write on, Irving Berlin! by Leslie Kimmelman

See my Irving Berlin comment above.

What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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1 Year Ago: New on the Stack in July 2017

New on the Stack June 2018

Happy July! Here are the books I picked up last month:

Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Borrowed eBook Through cloudLibrary

Fast Food Genocide by Joel Fuhrman

Bonus points towards the A Cooking Summer challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Naked in Death by J. D. Robb

Bonus points towards the Corban’s J.D. Robb Challenge!!! in the library’s summer reading program.

Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink

Bonus points towards a challenge in the library’s summer reading program. (I don’t remember which one though…)

Borrowed Physical Book from Library


Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter

Bonus points towards the Zombie challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Bonus points towards the YA Mixed Tape challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Si Un Brontosaurio by Katherine Mead

Bonus points towards the Dinosaur challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

The Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko

Bonus points towards the Chairman Chucri’s Arizona Rocks challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Well, That Was Awkward  by Rachel Vail

Bonus points towards the YA Mixed Tape challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Beating the Lunch Box Bluesby J. M. Hirsch

Bonus points towards the A Cooking Summer challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland

Bonus points towards the Dance to the Music challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

The Fresh 20 by Melissa Lanz

Bonus points towards a challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


The Native American Flute by John Vames

I don’t remember why, but I’m excited to read it!


The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly

It was recommended in my church bulletin


Fiona the Flute Fairy by Daisy Meadows

It is about flutes? And a fairy? Good enough for me 🙂

Fitness Swimming by Emmett Hines

Bonus points towards the Do You Even Lift? challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow by Gail Golio and Javaka Steptoe

Bonus points towards the Let’s Read About Musicians challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Mary Todd Lincoln by Kathleen Krull

This book caught my eye while I was wandering through the library. The series it is a part of is called “Women Who Broke the Rules”, which sounds awesome.


Playing the Spoons and Other Curious Instruments by Liz Miles

Bonus points towards the Learn to Play Music challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Should I Play the Flute? by Nicola Barber

Bonus points towards the Chairman Chucri’s Libraries Rock challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


The Cat Who Could Read Backwards by Lilian Braun

This series caught my eye when I was an elementary schooler wandering through the library. It was in the adult section though, so I knew I’d have to read it when I was an adult. I saw it while walking through the library recently and had to pick it up!

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Stretching by Barbara Templeton

Bonus points towards the Do You Even Lift? challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

The Easy Vegan Cookbook by Kathy Hester

Bonus points towards a challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

The Voice that Challenged a Nation by Russell Freedman

Bonus points towards the Hot Tune challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Apples by Gail Gibbons

Bonus points towards the Apples and Apples challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Duck and Goose Go to the Beach by Tad Hill

Bonus points towards the Family Literacy Fun challenge in the library’s summer reading program.


Minecraft by Daniel Goldberg

Bonus points towards a challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Ms. Marvel Vol. 4: Last Days by G. Willow Wilson

Next in the series.


Reclaim Your Brain by Joseph Annibali

Bonus points towards the Mediation challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss

Bonus points towards the Apples and Apples challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

The Flute by Frank Cappelli

Bonus points towards the Chairman Chucri’s Libraries Rock challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Tiny and Full by Jorge Cruise

Caught my eye on the library’s website


Trolls Drop the Beat by David Lewman

Bonus points towards the Chairman Chucri’s Libraries Rock challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman

This is written by the same guy who wrote Fast Food Genocide. I’ve also heard great things about it from others, so it was time for me to pick it up as well.


We are Okay by Nina LaCour

Bonus points towards the Award Winning Teen Reads challenge in the library’s summer reading program.

What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack May 2018

I can’t believe it’s already June! Here are the books I picked up last month:

Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Purchased eBook


Never Stop Walking by Christina Rickardsson
An Amazon First ebook. (i.e. free)

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

Ms. Marvel Volume 2: Generation Why by G. Wilson, Jake Wyatt, Adrian Alphona, and Jamie McKelvie
I really enjoyed the first one, so I of course had to read the second one as well.

Borrowed eBook Through cloudLibrary

Whatshisface by Gordon Korman
I loved some of his other books (such as the Dive or Everest series’) so I wanted to see what he is writing nowdays. (This came out this month and my library had it on ebook, so yay!)

Borrowed Physical Book from Library

Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge
I’m trying to get into graphic novels, or at least figure out what types I like and what I don’t. (It’s a whole new world!) This one was featured at my library, so I picked it up (and don’t regret it).

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Like I said above, I’m trying to explore the world of graphic novels. I read this post and more or less check out any of them my library had.

Seconds by Brian Lee O’Malley
Another book from the post mentioned above.

Civil War, A Marvel Comics Event  by Mark Millar
Another book from the post mentioned above.

Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge
I liked the first book I read of hers (Will and Whit) so I checked this one out as well.

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins
Another book from that graphic novels post.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
I first heard about this book on Modern Mrs. Darcy, and then a friend recommended it, and then they reviewed it on the By the Book podcast.

C.R.A.F.T: Creating Really Awesome Free Things by Jamie Dorobek
I really shouldn’t be allowed to browse the library’s website without supervision. 😛

Christmas Crochet for the Hearth, Home & Tree by Edie Eckman
I love the day I remembered that the library has craft books too. Now I can try fun crochet patterns without having to buy the whole book.

Literary Yarns: Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Books by Cindy Wang
These look SO CUTE.

The Beginner’s Guide to Dog Agility by Laurie Leach
My dog needs some way to burn her energy…

Wise Craft: Turning Thrift Store Finds, Fabric Scraps, and Natural Objects Into Stuff You Love by Blair Stocker
This looked fun/awesome.

Ms. Marvel. Vol. 3, Crushed by G. Willow Wilson
Volume 3 isn’t on Kindle Unlimited for some reason – library to the rescue!

Polymer Clay for the First Time by Syndee Holt
I want to learn how to use polymer clay? It looks like fun.

Mexican Ice Cream by Fany Gerson
I like her book Paletas and this one looks delicious as well.

Mischief in Mudbug by Jana Deleon
A series I started but haven’t finished

Paletas by Fany Gerson
This is like the ultimate summer book, in my opinion.

Relish by Lucy Knisley
Another graphic novel from that post.

Valiant by Holly Black
Another series I started but haven’t finished.

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
Next on my foray into the world of food.

The Jewelry Recipe Book by Nancy Soriano
So pretty…. I defnitely judged this one by the cover.

 

What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack April 2018

I got a library card this month! 🎉🎉 I also feel like I read more than usual, so you’ll see a lot of books added to my stack this month!

Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Borrowed from Friends

Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger, books 3-5
I read book one, so naturally I need the next in the series!

The Custard Protocol series by Gail Carriger, books 1 and 2
This is the series after the Parasol Protectorate, so my friend lent me these as well.

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
I loved loved loved the first book in this series, Letters to the Lost. So I am sooo excited to read this one! Plus, pretty much everything Brigid Kemmerer writes is awesome.

Purchased eBook

Bandwidth by Eliot Peper
I don’t remember why I have this one. Is it an Amazon First read for the month?

The Best Friend by Melody Carlson
This is a series I started years ago that I’m trying to tackle. This is book two.

1984 by George Orwell
This was tied with Fast Food Nation and Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy for oldest on my TBR. I’ve tackled those, so it’s time to tackle this one as well!

Understanding Dog Language by Aude Yvanes
Because I know nothing about dogs and now that I have one, I want to know everything.

Quirk Books Entertains Your Kids by Raising Quirk
It was free and looked cute?

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

It Had to Be… series by Tamra Baumann
Another series I wanted to finish.

Not Quite series by Catherine Bybee (books 1 and 2)
This looked cute and I liked some of Catherine Bybee’s other novels.

Remedial Rocked Science by Susannah Nix
This looks super cute and totally up my alley. (A nerd romance, as far as I can tell.)

Not Nice by Dr. Aziz Gazipura
Caught my eye while I was wandering Amazon, so I downloaded it.

Insane Energy for Lazy People by Andrii Sedniev
This is another one that caught my eye.

The Homemade Dog Biscuits Cookbook by Martha Stephenson
It might be fun to make dog biscuits for my schnoodle. But then again, I don’t cook for myself, so we’ll see how this works out…

Ella’s Twisted Senior Year by Amy Sparling
This looked cute too? Apparently I’ve spent too much time wandering around Amazon this month. 😛

Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No normal by G. Wilson, Adrian Alphona, and Sara Pichelli
This one has been on my TBR for a while. I’m trying to mix up different reading formats, so a graphic novel definitely fills that.

Borrowed eBook Through cloudLibrary

Soulless by Gail Carriger
I loved her Finishing School series, so it was time for me to pick this one up!


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
This was reccommended to me forever ago, and now I’m finally picking it up.

Hello Sunshine by Laura Dave
I thought it might be fun to read this for a summery sort of feel, but I don’t think I’m going to get to it with everything else I have.

Borrowed Physical Book from Library

All Summer Long by Melody Carlson
Another series I’m trying to finish.

Tortall: A Spy’s Guide by Tamora Pierce
Have I mentioned that Tamora Pierce is one of my favorite authors? This was the first book I picked up and checked out with my brand new library card. And I read it within a day. ❤

Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter
This, and the next three, are all for series that I’m trying to finish

Rules of Attraction by Simon Elkeles


See How They Run by Ally Carter


Goddess Boot Camp by Tara Childs


Never Split the Difference by Chris Voss
A friend of mine recommends this one highly, and I’ve seen how it helps her negotiate. I can’t wait to read this one!

 

What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack March 2018

I’ve been trying to cut back on my spending, which means a lot less book purchases. So there is not much to this post, sorry! As per usual, I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Purchased eBook

Digging In by Loretta Nyhan

This must have been an Amazon First book, because I’m not sure where else it would have come from. I don’t remember buying it. 😛

Borrowed Through Kindle Unlimited

The Jerk Magnet by Melody Carlson

This is technically a re-read, but I want to finish the series and don’t remember this book enough to be able to move on to the next ones. 🙂

 

That’s it! What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack February 2018

I’ve gotten many books since last month’s post, due largely to attending the VNSA Book Sale. (The VNSA Book Sale is a huge used book sale held at the state fairgrounds. It’s fantastic.) As per usual, I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

If you’ve been reading my blog long enough you know that I love any baking-themed book or any Christmas-themed book. So I picked up quite a few of those this month!

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Got at the VNSA

All of these books combined cost me around $40… awesome!

Merry Humbug Christmas by Sandra Bicker

I’m not usually a fan of compilations/anthologies, but they’re about Christmas, so that wins.

 


Christmas Singing by Cindy Woodsmall

I had just finished another book in this series right before I stumbled across this one.

 

Marry Me at Christmas by Susan Mallery

I love Susan Mallery’s Christmas stories.

 

Cupcake by Rachel Cohn

I have no idea what it’s about, and I don’t care. It’s called Cupcake.

 

Blue Christmas by Mary Kay Andrews

Another Christmas novel.

 

 

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

This one has been on my TBR for too long. Time to finally read it!

 

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

This one has also been on my TBR for quite a while.

 

 

The Little Spark- 30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity by Carrie Bloomston

This book looks so fun! It has lots of fun ways to be creative.

 

Santos of Spanish New Mexico by Al Chapman

This is a coloring book that I think my church students would love! Plus, it reminds me of visiting Santa Fe. 🙂

 

Enchanted Coloring Book by Nina Tara

This looks like a fun and cute coloring book.

The Mindfulness Coloring Book

I saw some mandalas that look very soothing to color.

Christmas Around the World series

I mentioned wanting to finish this series in my Finishing the Series Challenge post. And I was able to get a lot of the series at the VNSA!

Christmas in Denmark
Christmas in Spain
Christmas in New England
Christmas in Britain
Christmas in Mexico
Christmas in France
Christmas in The Netherlands

 

 

 

Got as a Gift

Lost Connections by Johann Hari

A wonderful friend of mine bought this book for me because her sister found it to be a really useful, interesting book.

 

 

Purchased eBook

One S’more Summer by Beth Merlin

S’more to Lose by Beth Merlin

I followed the publisher on Facebook as part of a giveaway, and they posted that you could get both of these books for a total of $.99. And since they’re sweets themed, this really was a no-brainer. 🙂

What books did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack in January 2018

Here are the books I’ve gained since last month’s post. I’ve spent most of this month moving and taking care of all the loose ends associated with that, so I didn’t get as much this month. Plus, I’m working on reading and getting rid of books instead of gaining ones I don’t have time to read. 😀 I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Got as a Gift
Ideals Christmas

My mom found this for me after I mentioned I loved reading them during the holidays. They just get me in the spirit. 🙂

Pollan on Food

My dad picked this up for me because he knows I want to do a lot of reading about food this year. Plus, this set is beautiful!

 

Purchased eBook

Fatal Frost by Nancy Mehl

I’m not actually sure why I picked this one up… 😀

Not Perfect by Elizabeth LaBan

My Kindle First pick for the month.

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

When Ash Rains Down by Cecelia Earl

I’m fairly sure the author followed or liked my blog and that’s how I ended up on her blog and how I ended up borrowing this book.

The Roommate ‘Dis’agreement by Leddy Harper

Mostly judging this one by the title and cover. Seems cute.

Meet Clara Andrews by Lacey London

I think this was maybe suggested by Kindle Unlimited? I really should pay attention why I pick up the books I do…

What did you pick up this month?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack in December 2017

Happy Holidays! I hope 2017 was a great year for you!

Here are the books I picked up since last month’s post. The only physical ones I got were from my The Broke and Bookish Secret Santa (you can see all that I got here), but I picked up quite a bit of eBooks.  I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Got as a Gift

Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins

I’ve wanted to read this book forever!

 


An Excess Male by Maggie King

This one is on my Goodreads TBR.

Magnolia by Kristi Cook

Another one from my Goodreads TBR, and recommended by my secret Santa.

#Scandal by Sarah Ockler

From my Goodreads TBR as well.

Lark Rising by Sarah Waugh

This one was one of my secret Santa’s favorites, and she thought I’d enjoy it.

Purchased eBook

Okay, so all of these were purchased because they somehow ended up on my Amazon wish-list (I use this like a TBR as well), and their price has now been changed to free! I don’t have reasons behind these, since I added them so long ago.

Return to Love by Kristine Kingsley

 

Amongst the Flames by T.K. Chapin

 

Across the Ages by RaShelle Workman

 

Beautiful Entourage by E. L. Todd

 

Nora Roberts Land by Ava Miles

 

A Love that Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

 

Emmaline Waters, This Is Your Life by Maggie Bloom

 

Finding the Way Back by Erin Landy

 

Carnage by Lesley Jones

 

Bundle of Trouble by Diana Orgain

 

The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo

 

Forever Fredless by Suzy Turner

 

Daughters of the Night Sky by Amie Runyan

This may have been an Amazon First book.

 

 

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck

I loved the first in this series, so I had to pick up the second!

 

 

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson

I loved the first in this series as well! So on to this one, the second in the sereis.

 

 

An Embarrasment of Riches by Gerald Hansen

This one caught my eye – there are a couple of lottery themed books I want to read.

 

 

Short Adventures of a Loooong Dog by Jessica Neal

The title caught my eye!

 

Stick in the Mud Meets Spontanaeity by Rachael Anderson

I love this series! Best romance books I’ve read in a while!

 

 

Unexpectely Hers by Jamie Beck

These romances take place in a ski town, so they’re perfect for winter.

 

 

Joyfully His by Jamie Beck

This is a Novella, which I desperately needed to reach my goal of reading 100 books in 2017. 🙂

 

 

Meatloaf and Mistletoe by Katie Mettner

Christmas themed romance! No more explanation neccessary. 🙂

 

 

 

Sneezy the Snowman by Maureeen Wright and Stephen Gilpin

This looks adorable. I need to know why the snowman in sneezing!

 

 

 

The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davis

I needed a quick read to reach my goal of 100 books, so I picked this one up. (Yes, I judged it by the cover.) Thankfully, I wasn’t dissappointed!

 

 

The Everything Kids Easy Science Experiments Books by J. Elizabeth Mills

This looks so fun!

 

 

What’s new on your stack?

❤ Annette

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New on the Stack in November 2017

 

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Meet Daisy 🙂

Regardless, I did pick up a couple of new books. Here are the books I’ve gotten since last month’s post. I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Borrowed from a Friend


Warcross by Marie Lu

I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book so I want to read it so I can discuss it.


Windfall by Jennifer Smith

This book sounds super interesting. Also, the cover is gorgeous.

 

 

Purchased eBook


Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days by Brandon McMillanMy friend read this book and raved about it. She got better results using these techniques than she got with a professional trainer.


Cesar’s Way by Cesar Milan and Melissa Jo Peltier

I’m a new dog owner, so I figured I should read a book by the “dog whisperer”.

 

 

What’s new on your stack?

❤ Annette

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